There are some days where I think I should write a book on parenting. My kids are great! Maybe if I just figure out how they got to be so great it will be a wonderful book. Then there are days like today. When my husband called at lunch time I asked if we should maybe hire a substitute Mom because I sure didn't know what to do with these little boys. The six year old was not at Kindergarten because he didn't want to go. He wasn't dressed because "NO! I won't" is what he wanted to say to Mom. No! I won't get dressed, I won't do my homework, and I won't eat macoroni and cheese for lunch!
Then there is the one year old who didn't want to be in his high chair, or out of it, or picked up, or put down. It is all very discouraging. So, tell me to enjoy my day anyway and I might say "NO! I won't!" But, when it comes right down to it -- it's not been a bad day. I have sympathetic friends, the homework did get done, the boys didn't scream the entire day and if someone asked me if I would give the boys away I would have to answer -- "No! I won't!